How to get the best health information from your local health department

If you live in a metropolitan area, chances are you’ll be using the local health system.But some are concerned about what the local officials might have in store for you if you’re sick and require an emergency room visit.Here’s how to navigate the health system in your area.AP health care reporter Jennifer De Pinto in …

How to save on health insurance at the health information network

Health information is a critical tool for consumers, but the network of organizations and providers that collect and use it can be expensive.Here’s how to save money on the network by skipping the premiums.1.Paying your own billHealth insurance companies can help you avoid overcharges by automatically collecting your own premium.2.Checking the status of your health …

How to tell if you’re getting misleading health advice

How to know if you’ve received misleading health-related health information.A health information advertisement is a message that contains misleading information, such as the fact that a health plan may cover certain procedures, or that you may be eligible for Medicaid if you have a certain medical condition.An alternative health information ad is one that is …

Which health information is safe?

On a daily basis, you can find news about health information and ethics in all sorts of formats, from stories about the ethical issues at play in healthcare to health information advice from a doctor.But while most of the content is often positive, you’ll often find coverage that is biased.For instance, one recent article in …

How do you build an alternative health care system in Ireland?

Dublin-based alternative health organisation alternativehealth is creating a new health information project in Ireland.Dublin-based Alternative Health Information Project (AHIP) will be an organisation to build a more holistic and integrated health system in the city of Dublin.AHAIP founder and executive director, Richard McGowan, said it will enable the city to be a centre of innovation …

Why you should not rely on the NHS to save you

When you think of the NHS, you might think of its vital role in providing essential services and public services.You might also think of how it is one of the most powerful institutions in the world, with the power to provide free healthcare for people in need.However, that is not the reality of the UK’s …

New medical information bill has its first sponsor

A new medical information privacy bill introduced by the House would let patients see how their medical records are used and whether companies are tracking them.The Privacy Protection Act, which would allow individuals to get more information about health data and provide greater protections for personal information, would apply to companies that hold or receive …